Peak 6862 by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 6,862 ft
Prominence: 282

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This peak is not in the book. Published January 2023

Peak 6862 is located on a ridgeline directly south of Pine Mountain (7,332 feet), southeast of Fish Creek Reservoir. It is most easily climbed in combination with Pine Mountain. However, it can also be climbed independently from Fish Creek Road to its west. USGS Fish Creek Reservoir

Peak 6862 as viewed from Fish Creek Road to its west (start of climb). The west ridge ascent route is the left skyline. Livingston Douglas Photo


Fish Creek Road is located along US-20 several miles east of Carey, Idaho and 25.1 miles east of the junction of US-20 and ID-75. Turn left/north onto [signed] Fish Creek Road and reset your odometer. At 3.0 miles and just after crossing a bridge over Fish Creek, park alongside the road near a cattle gate on the right side of the road (5,110 feet). You are now on BLM land.

West Ridge, Class 2

The Climb

From parking pullout, cross the cattle fence and bushwhack east-northeast across a grassy field then sagebrush to reach an obvious shoulder that climbs to the west ridge at a rocky outcrop. The terrain becomes steep with loose scree up near the entry onto the west ridge. Once on the west ridge, scramble up relatively easy scrub and scree to reach the base of the rocky summit cap.  Skirt the left side of the ridge buttress and climb steeply up loose scree and scrub to reach the cairned summit. The summit offers a magnificent view of nearby Fish Creek Reservoir.

The rocky summit hump of Peak 6862 as viewed from high on the west ridge. Livingston Douglas Photo

The summit cairn atop Peak 6862 with Fish Creek Reservoir in the distance. Livingston Douglas Photo

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Pioneer Mountains

Longitude: -113.80361   Latitude: 43.40149

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